About Beth

Beth McCann doesn't just talk about standing up for justice; she has spent her lifetime doing it. In the legislature, she stood up to the NRA to pass gun safety legislation, she stood up to the big banks to pass foreclosure reform, and she stood up to the DAs to provide due process for juveniles.
Beth's extensive experience in prosecution and her substantive work in the legislature made her the natural choice to serve as Denver's next District Attorney. She began her career as Deputy and Chief Deputy District Attorney in Denver, where she prosecuted hundreds of cases, including child abuse and murders. She practiced full-time litigation as a partner in a Denver law firm for eight years.

She was Denver’s first female Manager of Safety in the early 1990s under Mayor Wellington Webb. And then became Chief Deputy Attorney General in charge of Civil Litigation and Employment Law in the Colorado Attorney General’s office where she supervised over 30 trial lawyers.
Beth served four terms in the State House representing House District 8 in east-central Denver, where she has been the leader in healthcare reform and criminal justice matters. She served on the task force that examined Colorado’s involuntary mental health commitment process.

In November of 2016, Beth made history when she was elected the first woman district attorney in Denver and has since forged a path for extensive criminal justice reform.

Beth earned her law degree at Georgetown University Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, with a B.A. in American studies. She and her husband, Christopher, have two children — a son, Chris, who graduated from East High School in 2007, and a daughter, Lizzy, a 2010 East grad. Both graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, MA.